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jamesrbrown322

Franklin, TN (via Portsmouth, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 1995 Ohio State-Notre Dame game. Close Second: Attending 2002 Ohio State-Michigan.

    Played plenty of sports in High School, with very few truly great moments, unless getting into an all-out brawl with a private Catholic school during our soccer game counts.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George and Mike Doss (tie)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty or Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals and Browns (Grew up in neutral territory)
  • NHL TEAM: Bruins and Predators
  • NBA TEAM: Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Reds and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal, MLS - Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 19 Apr 2014

The question is really how long before the rename the stadium or field for tens of millions of dollars. THAT I could see happening. But a stadium with that much history and tradition...I can't imagine demolishing it a building a new one at any point in my life time.

 

Comment 19 Apr 2014

The saddest part of this story is that FSU and the local PD screwed it up for EVERYONE. The alleged victim deserved a more thorough investigation, especially if the accusations are true. Winston deserved to be completely exonerated if innocent. The fact that this is still drawing out so long after the event took place is ridiculous.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

I think it's the emphasis that bothers people. Many players when they would say the school names on MNF would say, "The University of Georgia, The University of Florida, etc." However, it was really during Eddie's time, late 90s on, that I remember players emphasizing THE Ohio State University.

Honestly, back then, there was not as big of a backlash against OSU, so people didn't say much, because it just sounded like sour grapes. Now, since the current incarnation of the team and the entire fanbase and student and faculty bodies are held responsible for two subpar (well one really bad, and one somewhat respectable) appearances in the national title game, OSU has become everyone's target.

I am still holding out hope for two SEC teams to make the playoffs and OSU beating them BOTH to win a title. That will shut most people up, or at least make them just look bitter for saying anything.

Comment 18 Apr 2014

It IS the University of Ohio State according to this guy

 

Comment 17 Apr 2014

Bottom line is that Herbie is a 3rd generation Buckeye CAPTAIN. I happen to like the man. IMO, his biggest problem is that he tries way too hard to go after the Buckeyes and the B1G, to avoid the perception that he is biased. Trust me, he wants the Buckeyes to win. He surely does, just watch his tweets and what he says during basketball season. However, covering football for the Black Hole in Bristol is his job, and he wants to maintain an allegedly impartial reputation in his coverage of the sport.

You will never convince me that a guy that bled Scarlet and Gray for such a long time all of the sudden switched horses. I don't necessarily disagree that the "The" can come across as arrogant. However, I also agree with Coach Meyer, in that Herbie could, and probably should, have said absolutely NOTHING.

P.S. - Gameday is the only thing on ESPN that I still watch. I watch it for what it is: Opinions and attempts at entertainment. There's is still something to be said for how many former Buckeyes work at the Black Hole, as well as how often they have either visited The Shoe or games in which OSU is playing.